March – April [repeat approx. 2x/week]
Me, “did you call???”
Superman, “no, I forgot”.
*insert nagging here, followed by yelling.
April – May [repeat approx. 1x/week]
Me, “did they call you back???”
*insert recitation of who was called, when, and what messages were left.
May – present [repeat approx. 1x/week]
Me, “so…did we get a quote???”
*insert self-doubt and anxiety about being off schedule.
All I want is a
starter SQUAD: architect, excavator/septic-guy, and well-guy. In my dream squad, we would have a contractor – but that’s like wanting to be engaged when you don’t even have a boyfriend. To date, my “squad” includes only 1 person – our wonderful and patient architect (who will get their own post soon!). If it wasn’t for them, I think I’d given up on this project ever taking off the ground in 2016-17.
So, for now, I only have #squadgoals. This website’s title started as an assumption, that people who live and work in the Teton Valley blissfully live on Teton Time. It was a motto of jealously and aspiration. However, living in the 650 makes
doing generating business with people in 208 incredibly challenging. People use their phones – not email. Word of mouth – not websites. This is not conducive to my comfort level, patience, or availability. Thankfully, Superman has taken on the tireless and thick-skinned role of trying to make contact with our squad candidates. After many, many, many disconnected numbers, voicemails, and persistence – he was able to reach 1 excavator and 1 well driller. Thankfully, guys are also very patient and educational as we try to get this project underway!
You know the saying, “don’t sh*t where you eat“…well, this applies to learning about septic tanks and wells. After desperately working to get a live-person on the phone, you have to admit that you know nothing about poop or water tanks. Again, Superman gets the pleasure of humbling himself to learn about what this process entails. The first rule in determining your well and septic system is location. We will have to wait for these men to survey our lot, our building footprint, and the scope of our project to determine – where, how big, and how deep.
We’ve Superman has done all he can to make contact and learn the very basics of this process and the rest will have to play out when we are in the valley for a month.
On the dream timeline, we are behind – but we’re still within the scope of having these key components off the ground (not under it, which we had hoped). We want to have the septic and well drilled before the snow falls this fall/winter…fingers crossed!